About

Irena Siwiak Atamewan


Irena is an artist working with a camera and a photography educator. Irena's work resides in domestic spaces, the objects that lie within, and in the urban spaces of Greater Manchester and beyond. 

Education

  • Photography MA 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 
  • Photography BA (Hons)

Exhibitions

  • Group Exhibition , International Contemporary Art Exhibition,
    Art Gallery Le Logge, Piazza del Commune, Assisi, Italy: November - December 2015
  • Residency at Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy: July 2015
  • Viewpoint Gallery, Halifax, Canada. Selected for exhibition in June 2014.
  • Open Up North Brewery Arts, Kendal. 31st May – 27th July.
  • New Mills Arts Festival, Derbyshire, UK. May – June 2014
  • Selected for ESPY Photography Awards Exhibition: Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales. 7th March 2014.
  • Photographer’s Profile invite: Lens Culture 2014
     https://www.lensculture.com/irena-siwiak-atamewan
  • Altrincham Arts Festival  October 2013
  • Source Magazine, MA Online Showcase 2012
  • Book Showcase Brighton Biennale August 2012
  • MA Show. Manchester Metropolitan University. 29th September – 6th October 2011
    http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/mashow/2011/profile/irena-siwiak-atamewan
  • MMU Masters Showcase, 52 Princess street, Manchester 17th July 2010
  • Eye to Eye, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. 22nd July - 24th July 2010
    Resulting in the publication of 'Eye to Eye' Book in collaboration with The Open Eye Gallery: September 2011
  • 50x50, by Slaughter House Studios, Holden Gallery Café, Manchester Met Uni. 25th November 2010
  • MMU Masters Showcase. Hotspur Press, Manchester. 14th - 18th October 2010
  • Curated and contributed to Photography Exhibition 'Challenging Concepts (Aesthetics of the Body)' 
    showcasing the work BA students, in Lahti Finland as part of the Aesthetics in Practice Conference.
    The work continued at The Broadway Art centre Nottingham. 1995
  • Curated and participated in "Signals: Festival of Women Photographers", a group exhibition 'Girls on Film',
    Observatory Gallery, TNTU Nottingham, England. 1994
  • Joint Exhibition: Jill Regan / Irena Siwiak: The Anatomy of Risc / Monuments of the Past, or Signposts to the Future?
    Observatory Gallery, TNTU Nottingham, England. 1994